Spring Update to the Blog


The past few days I have been working on functionality updates to the blog. This blog was way past due for a technology tune up. I have begun by installing Disqus in the comment section and adding a contact form to the sidebar. I’m also exploring the capabilities of an image gallery plug to use with my image dense blog posts. The end goal is to optimize the blog for better image quality and mobile technology. This is my home on the web, and I would like visitors to have an engaging and informative visit to my blog.

I would invite you to take a look around and see if you like the new features installed. I am trying out an image gallery plugin for my image heavy posts. My hope is that it will reduce the load time of the post and display the images well. Of course, I know that it may be asking for the moon and the stars with this plugin. At the moment, I have two Iceland recap posts that I used the image plugin to display many images. Crossing my fingers in hope this image plugin will work as planned and allow you to enjoy the images as much as I enjoyed taking them.

Let me know your thoughts on the changes I have made in the comment section.


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  • I noticed that you’re using Disqus blogger widget when I went to leave a comment on your previous update. I’ve has a Disqus account for quite some time. If I recall correctly, I think my Disqus account inherited my profile from my old blogger.com blogspot account, that I started using around 2006 to comment on the local newspaper community blogs and also their comment section. Your page looks good! It will be interesting to see how the image gallery plugin works out.

    • TaniaGail

      I am hoping the gallery plugin works well. I’m experimenting with my Iceland photos and the plugin better not mess things up!

      • I just got done viewing your photos of the Hallgrímskirkja and every time I clicked forward in the gallery, the page reloaded and I was put to the top of the page and had to scroll down to see the next photo. I did a search and found this bit of html code that I thin if you would place right before the photo gallery, it may prevent the page from reloading:

        You’d have to test it out. That, or place the photo gallery at the top of the post. Just some suggestions.